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Screw Feeder Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Cedar Rapids, IA 800-452-4027

    We are a US based, family owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of screw conveyors in all configurations: vertical, inclined, shaftless, live bottom, plug screws, feeders, mixers, heating/cooling, FDA/USDA approved, screw presses and more. For over 35 years we have excelled in delivering quality products and exceptional customer service. Discuss your custom needs with one of our project engineers today!

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  • Belleville, NJ 800-822-8629

    VAC-U-MAX is a manufacturer specializing in screw conveyors and transportation systems, load filling machines, bulk bag loaders, grinders, pulverizers and sifters. The company serves the chemical, food and feedmill industries with highly efficient products. Vac-U-Max offers an economical product line with a controlled high volume transfer of dry materials.

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  • Eugene, OR 541-484-9841

    Founded in 1977, we take on your challenging custom screw conveyor ideas. As a recognized leader, we make the finest custom screw conveyors, screws, flights and complete packages — conveyor troughing, all component parts, drive package, variable speed control, zero speed switch, temperature probes, etc.

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  • Monroe, NC 704-246-0900

    Spiroflow Systems has more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture & installation of bulk material handling equipment & systems. Product innovation & a thorough understanding of customers’ needs & objectives keep Spiroflow at the forefront of the industry. Spiroflow Systems offers flexible screw, aero mechanical, pneumatic, tubular cable & chain drag conveyors as well as bulk bag fillers & dischargers, automatic bag placing & sealing, robotic palletizing & auxiliary equipment.

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  • Seattle, WA 206-624-7066

    For over 40 years, we have been dedicated to customer satisfaction, product quality, and on time delivery. Austin Mac is leading manufacturer in our industry and we strive to manufacture the latest innovations. We put your needs first and we take your requests very seriously. Call us today for more information or visit our website to see our products for yourself.

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Screw Feeder 


A major issue for industries that use bulk materials is storage and ease of conveyance. Since bulk materials are heavy and difficult to handle, they require special equipment to transfer them into storage and from storage to production. A method that has been designed by engineers uses a simple feed screw type mechanism that moves materials in appropriate quantities from silos and hoppers to production. These specially feed screw devises are known as screw feeders or screw conveyors.

 

What is a Screw Feeder?

A screw feeder moves materials along a set of flights during its rotation using the feed screw design. When fully loaded, each flight contains exactly the same amount. New material can only be introduced to the feed screw mechanism through the first flight, which is located directly under the storage unit.

 

The transport mechanism of a screw feeder depends on the friction between the product and the feed screw blades, tube, and the product. The capacity of the feeder depends on the angle of the blades, which is defined by their pitch and the diameter of the screw. Another factor is the diameter of the core that determines the content of a pitch.

 

The pitch of a screw feeder has three characteristics, which are its minimum, optimum, and maximum. Each of these factors depend on the core diameter, screw diameter, and the unique characteristics and properties of the product to be moved. Of the three traits of the pitch, optimum is the one that is most important since that is where the screw mechanism functions the best.

 

Types of Screw Feeders –

 

As with any type of conveying equipment, screw feeders have to be engineered and designed to specifically fit the type of material and product that they are conveying. The type of feeder for granular products varies from the type of feeder used for powdered products. This diversity in the types of products creates the diversity in the types of feeders.

 

In variable pitch feeders, the pitch of the screw varies from shorter to longer as it moves along to the discharger. The pitch variation begins at the inlet where it is the smallest and increases in length as it moves along creating more volume for the addition of materials from the hopper. A tapered outside diameter feeder is similar to the variable pitch version and is tapered from the inlet opening.

 

The mass flow version of a feeder combines the characteristics of the variable pitch version and the tapered version. The tapered section is in the middle of the screw away from the inlet. This allows for variable volumes of material be fed from the hopper. The variable pitch is added where the cone end shape ends and continues to the discharge.

 

Benefits of a Screw Feeder –

 

More and more industries that have powder, granular, or flaky materials are switching to screw feeders for the movement of raw materials. Material handling engineers and designers are finding that this type of technology provides a more consist form of raw material supply at a better rate.

 

The major benefit of a screw feeding mechanism is its longevity. As every material management engineer can tell you, other forms of conveying devices are fragile, tend to get damaged, and breakdown. The unique nature of a screw system is the durability of its materials, which are tough, resilient, and solid.